Frank Pötgens is a tax lawyer and partner at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in Amsterdam. He focuses on the area of international and EU tax law.
His practice includes advising clients, which is a relatively small spin-off of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek’s corporate practice. The remaining and major part of his activities comprises litigation in a broader sense, including providing expert opinions for tax proceedings and second opinions, and conducting proceedings in the Netherlands’ various tax courts. Frank regularly contributes to discussions on international tax law, and shares his views with the Dutch Ministry of Finance (e.g. on the 2010 tax treaty between the Netherlands and Japan, and the 2012 tax treaty between the Netherlands and Germany) and the Dutch parliament (hearing on the Dutch tax treaty policy and advising on the relationship between the Dutch Separated Private Assets regime and tax treaties).
Frank is a professor of International and European Tax Law at the Free University of Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Frank was awarded his PhD by Erasmus University Rotterdam for his (published) thesis on the tax aspects of cross-border employees and their remunerations in January 2007.
In December 2011, Frank was appointed as Deputy Justice of the Court of Appeal of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.
In 2017 Frank became a member of the International Tax Group, a group of international tax experts, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020.
Track record (litigation) – Frank has represented: